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Had to get rid of all but 32 of my 74 flock of chickens =(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jackrooster, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Songster

    Jan 17, 2010
    Well, i have always had alot of chickens and this last 2 years i have had over 50 chickens and this year my flock grew to 74 chickens. Mind you ALL 74 of them had names. But I also have horses, and for the past 10 years we have boarded our horses out, and well my instructor/ second mother is moving and with serous back problems cant be taking care of a bunch of horses. So anyways, we have decided to bring all 6 of my horses home. And my parents are building me a big fancy barn with all the trimmings. My chickens were going through SO much food. I hate asking my parents for money to feed all my animals, soo I made money from doing chorse at the barn and baby sitting my cuzin/ parents friends kids, my parents ended up chiping in, in the end. But when I get the barn built and have boarders come up and other people for the horse buissenss i wont want them to come see old Mcdonalds farm, and i also dont want the chickens pooping in my new barn and everything sooo i made a tough decition to get rid of most of them. I have never sold/given away any of my animals in my life! and i didnt want to sell them because i didnt know who they might go to, and i surley didnt want MY chickens to become someones meal, (know offence to anyone who eat there chickens) ......I ended up getting rid of 42 of my chickens, they all went to homes where i could check up on them and where I new they wouldnet be eaten, my father wanted to keep 25 ishhh and i ended up with the unwated roosters to witch is okay, sooo i have 32 now. But getting rid of those chickens was one of the hardest things I have ever done, i cried when all of them left even thoe i new they were going to be in a good home.

  2. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I had to get rid of mine also it was very sad day.I can understand you pain
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I'm going to have to go through your experience of divesting myself of some of my overly-large flock and I do not relish the idea at all.
    [​IMG] for you

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